FBI careers : the ultimate guide to landing a job as one of America's finest / Thomas H. Ackerman
Book | JIST Works | 2010 | Third edition.

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Edition
Third edition.
Description
xvi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Note
Includes index.
Contents
pt. 1. FBI basics -- 1. The history and organization of the FBI -- The history of the FBI -- Early expansion of the Bureau -- Gangsters and the Prohibition Era -- The gangster era ends and the FBI is born -- The World War II period -- The postwar era -- Civil-rights investigations of the 1960s -- The FBI and organized crime -- The Vietnam War era -- The Watergate scandal -- The aftermath of Watergate -- Drugs, corruption, and terrorism in the 1980s -- The post-Cold War era -- Reorganization and international cooperation -- Fighting domestic terrorism : America's "new war" -- Reengineering the FBI : a change of priorities and strategies -- Preparing for the future -- The organization of the FBI -- Jurisdiction and authority -- FBI field offices and resident agencies -- Legal attaché offices -- Headquarters operational divisions -- 2. Salary and benefits -- Salary structure and rates -- The general schedule pay system -- Special agent salaries -- Professional support personnel salaries -- Locality payments -- Paid leave -- Annual leave -- Paid holidays -- Sick leave -- Family and medical leave -- Maternity leave -- Paternity leave -- Family-friendly leave -- Additional leave benefits -- Health care and wellness benefits -- Federal Employees Health Benefits Program -- Federal Long Term Care Insurance -- Federal Flexible Spending Account Program -- Health Care Programs Unit -- Employee Assistance Program -- Child-care services -- Life insurance -- Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance -- Other sources of insurance coverage -- Travel and commuting allowances -- Reimbursement of travel expenses -- Public transportation subsidies -- Death and disability benefits for special agents -- Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program -- Federal Law Enforcement Dependents Assistance Program -- Funeral leave for law enforcement officers -- Retirement benefits -- Basic annuity benefit -- Thrift savings plan -- Social Security -- Special retirement provisions for special agents --
pt. 2. Getting into the FBI -- 3. FBI special agent career opportunities -- Investigative priorities -- 1) Protect the United States from terrorist attacks -- 2) Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage -- 3) Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes -- 4) Combat public corruption t all levels -- 5) Protect civil rights -- 6) Combat transnational and national criminal organizations and enterprises -- 7) Combat major white-collar crime -- 8) Combat major thefts and significant violent crime -- 9) Support federal, state, municipal, and international partners -- 10) Upgrade technology to successfully perform the FBI's mission -- Qualifications for the special agent position -- Basic qualifications -- Entrance programs -- Critical skills -- Automatic disqualifiers -- Additional requirements -- Assignment of new special agents -- Location of initial assignment -- Probationary period -- A special agent's work life -- Squad assignments -- Beyond the initial assignment -- The special agent transfer policy -- Special response teams -- Promotion -- Part-time special agents -- Organizations for FBI personnel -- FBI Agents Association -- Special Agents Mutual Benefits Association -- FBI Recreation Association -- Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI -- Society of FBI Alumni -- Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association -- 4. The special agent hiring process -- FBI hiring policies -- FBI employment drug policy -- False statements -- Veterans' preference -- Applicants with disabilities -- Equal employment opportunity -- An overview of applicant processing -- Application, testing, and final screening -- Automatic disqualifiers -- Application time frame -- From application to appointment, step by step -- Step one : the online application -- Step two : phase I testing -- Step three : phase II testing -- Step four : conditional letter of appointment -- Step five : physical fitness test -- Step six : background investigation and polygraph examination -- Step seven : medical examination and drug screening --
5. Professional support career opportunities -- Requirements and qualifications for professional support positions -- Minimum qualifications -- Experience requirements -- Education requirements -- Qualifying for salary grade levels -- Temporary duty assignments and permanent transfers -- Profiles of key professional support positions -- Auditor -- Aviation investigative specialist -- Biologist (forensic examiner) -- Chemist (forensic examiner) -- Community outreach specialist -- Cryptanalyst (forensic examiner) -- Document analyst (forensic examiner) -- Electronic surveillance operations technician -- Electronics engineer -- Electronics technician -- Evidence technician -- Financial analyst -- Fingerprint specialist -- Foreign operations specialist -- Information technology specialist -- Intelligence analyst -- Investigative communications assistant -- Investigative specialist -- Language specialist -- Paralegal specialist (asset forfeiture) -- Personnel security specialist -- Photographer -- Physical security specialist -- Police officer -- Surveillance specialist -- Technical information specialist -- Telecommunications specialist -- Victim specialist -- 6. The hiring process for professional support positions -- FBI hiring policies -- An overview of applicant processing -- Step one : initial application -- The FBI vacancy announcement -- Submitting application materials -- Selection of candidates for further processing -- Step two : written examinations -- Step three : the questionnaire for national security positions (SF-86) -- Step four : the personal interview -- Structured interviews -- Semi-structured interviews -- Step five : final screening -- Conditional offer of appointment -- Personnel security interview -- Polygraph exam and drug testing -- Background investigation -- Pre-employment physical examinations -- Sources of job vacancy information -- FBI resources -- U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) resources -- Federal job publications -- Additional online resources --
7. Standing out from the crowd -- Are you right for the FBI? -- Character issues -- Experience and education -- Volunteer work and community service -- Military service -- Internships -- Completing the special agent online application -- Applicant personal data -- Local FBI field office -- Applicant demographic survey -- Job requirements -- Employment suitability and disqualifiers -- Application and testing process -- Federal employment and security clearances held -- Previous FBI employment -- Minimum education and experience requirements -- Special skills, education, and experience -- Foreign-language proficiency -- Resume attachment -- Filling out the Questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF-86) -- Time period covered -- Using continuation sheets or attachments -- Where you have lived -- Where you went to school -- Employment activities -- People who know you well -- Relatives -- Foreign contacts and activities -- Police record -- Financial record -- False statements -- Strategies for special agent phase I testing -- General test-taking tips -- Managing test anxiety -- The biodata inventory test -- The situational judgment Test -- The logical reasoning test -- Strategies for special agent phase II testing -- The structured interview -- The written exercise -- Preparing for FBI new agent training -- Strategies for professional support position applicants -- Tips for completing the online application and resume -- Tips for professional support interviews -- Strategies for internship applicants -- Information is power -- Make your own opportunities -- Application materials -- Tips for internship interviews --
8. FBI training -- The FBI Academy -- FBI Academy facilities -- Operational units at the FBI Academy -- Training for FBI special agents -- The new agents' training program -- Professional development training for special agents -- Training for special response teams -- Training for professional support personnel -- Auditor training -- Aviation investigative specialist training -- Biologist (forensic examiner) training -- Chemist (forensic examiner) training -- Community outreach specialist training -- Cryptanalyst training -- Document analyst (forensic examiner) training -- Electronic surveillance operations technician training -- Electronics engineer training -- Electronics technician training -- Evidence technician training -- Financial analyst training -- Fingerprint specialist training -- Foreign operations specialist training -- Information technology specialist training -- Intelligence analyst training -- Investigative communications assistant training -- Investigative specialist training -- Language specialist training -- Paralegal specialist (asset forfeiture) training -- Personnel security specialist training -- Photographer training -- Physical security specialist training -- Police officer training -- Surveillance specialist training -- Technical information specialist training -- Telecommunications specialist training -- Victim specialist training --
9. FBI internship programs -- FBI Honors Internship Program -- Eligibility -- The application process -- The selection process -- Assignment -- Training -- Presidential Management Fellows program -- Divisions that employ PMFs -- The PMF career path -- Eligibility -- The application and selection process -- Assignment -- Training -- NCAVC Volunteer Internship Program -- Eligibility -- The application and selection process -- Assignment -- Training -- National Security Internship Program -- Eligibility -- The application and selection process -- Assignment -- FBI Records Management Division Volunteer Internship program -- Eligibility -- The application and selection process -- Assignment -- FBI Laboratory Volunteer Internship Program -- Eligibility -- The application and selection process -- Assignment -- FBI Academy Volunteer Internship Program -- Eligibility -- The application and selection process -- Assignment -- New Agents' Training Unit Internship -- Behavioral Science Unit Research Internship -- Distance Learning Technology Unit Internship -- Investigative Training Unit Research Internship -- Leadership Training Unit Internship -- Law Enforcement Communication Unit Research Internship -- Curriculum Development and Evaluation Unit Internship -- Physical Training Unit Internship -- International Training and Assistance Unit Research Internship -- Administrative Services Unit Internship -- Library Unit Internship -- Financial Management Unit Internship -- Practical Applications Unit Internship -- Strategic Planning and Policy Unit Internship --
pt. 3. Appendixes -- Appendix A. Online application for the special agent position -- Applicant personal data -- Previous federal employment -- Employment suitability and disqualifiers -- Demographic information -- Education and critical skills -- Special agent career path -- Application process requirements -- Job requirements -- Notice to applicants -- Appendix B. Questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF-86) -- Appendix C. Worldwide Mobility Agreement (FD-918) -- Appendix D. Desirable weight ranges for the special agent position -- Appendix E. Language proficiency self-assessment chart -- Appendix F. Preliminary Application for Honors Internship Program (FD-646a) -- Appendix G. Applicant Background Survey (FD-804) -- Appendix H. Honors Internship Program School Certification Form (FD-956) -- Appendix I. Honors Internship Program : Program Term Acknowledgment Form -- Appendix J. FBI Field Offices and resident agencies -- Alabama -- Birmingham field office -- Mobile field office -- Alaska -- Anchorage field office -- Arizona -- Phoenix field office -- Arkansas -- Little Rock field office -- California -- Los Angeles field office-- Sacramento field office -- San Diego field office -- San Francisco field office -- Colorado -- Denver field office -- Connecticut -- New Haven field office -- Delaware -- Baltimore field office -- District of Columbia -- Washington Metro field office -- Florida -- Jacksonville field office -- Miami field office -- Tampa field office -- Georgia -- Atlanta field office -- Hawaii -- Honolulu field office -- Idaho -- Salt Lake City field office -- Illinois -- Chicago field office -- Springfield field office -- Indiana -- Indianapolis field office -- Iowa -- Omaha field office -- Kansas -- Kansas City field office -- Kentucky -- Louisville field office -- Louisiana -- New Orleans field office -- Maine -- Boston field office -- Maryland -- Baltimore field office -- Massachusetts -- Boston field office -- Michigan -- Detroit field office -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis field office -- Mississippi -- Jackson field office -- Missouri -- Kansas City field office -- St. Louis field office -- Montana -- Salt Lake City field office -- Nebraska -- Omaha field office -- Nevada -- Las Vegas field office -- New Hampshire -- Boston field office -- New Jersey -- Newark field office -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque field office -- New York -- Albany field office -- Buffalo field office -- New York field office -- North Carolina -- Charlotte field office -- North Dakota -- Minneapolis field office -- Ohio -- Cincinnati field office -- Cleveland field office -- Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City field office -- Oregon -- Portland field office -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia field office -- Pittsburgh field office -- Puerto Rico -- San Juan field office -- Rhode Island -- Boston field office -- South Carolina -- Columbia field office -- South Dakota -- Minneapolis field office -- Tennessee -- Knoxville field office -- Memphis field office -- Texas -- Dallas field office -- El Paso field office -- Houston field office -- San Antonio field office -- Utah -- Salt Lake City field office -- Vermont -- Albany field office -- Virginia -- Norfolk field office -- Richmond field office -- Washington -- Seattle field office -- West Virginia -- Pittsburgh field office -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee field office -- Wyoming -- Denver field office -- Appendix K. Personnel consent to release information (FD-979) -- Appendix L. Disclosure and Authorization Pertaining to Consumer Reports (DOJ-555) -- Index.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN
9781593577308 alkaline paper
1593577303 alkaline paper
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